The Westminster Commission on Autism needs to hear about your experiences and your ideas for change! Following its highly-successful inquiry and report on access to healthcare for autistic people, the Commission launched a new inquiry into the topic of fake autism treatments and the promotion of so-called 'cures' for autism. There have been reports in… Continue reading Call for evidence on fake autism treatments and so-called ‘cures’
Good afternoon; It’s lovely to see so many people here today to listen to what our Commission has to say – for a very long time now we as a community have felt ignored or pushed aside so to see people from outside the Autism world here wanting to affect positive change is truly heart-warming.… Continue reading Helen Ellis, self-advocate, tells Parliamentarians why health system is a ‘Spectrum of Obstacles’ for autistic people
Our Inquiry Report 'A Spectrum of Obstacles' Available - CLICK HERE! Following a seven-month inquiry and a consultation of over 900 people, the Westminster Commission on Autism launches its inquiry report and calls for improved access to healthcare for all autistic people. Easy Read Summary with Pictures - CLICK HERE! If you want to send… Continue reading Westminster autism inquiry releases findings…
We are delighted that one of our autistic Commission Members has made a survey to help more people to contribute to our inquiry. The survey is for anyone with a connection to autism including autistic people, people awaiting an autism diagnosis, parents/carers/relatives of autistic people and professionals working in an autism-related area. You can complete the… Continue reading Let us know your experiences and ideas via our new survey!
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WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED BUT YOU CAN INPUT VIA OUR SURVEY! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WestminsterAutismCommmissionSM The Westminster Commission on Autism is conducting an inquiry into access to quality healthcare for people on the autism spectrum and we need your input. This report will make recommendations to the Government to improve healthcare for people with autism. Please tell… Continue reading Input to the Westminster Commission on Autism
The Westminster Commission on Autism met for the second time on 2nd February 2016 in order to scope the inquiry on healthcare. A recent study conducted in Sweden shows that people with autism are more than twice as likely to die prematurely in almost all 'cause-of-death categories'. This means that people with autism who have… Continue reading Universal Healthcare? What if you have autism?
The Westminster Commission on Autism is a new group. The group is made up of: Members of Parliament Autistic people Parents Doctors Charities And more... The first topic is health. Good healthcare is very important for all people. Sometimes people with autism do not get the healthcare that they need. The group will write about… Continue reading New Westminster Autism Group
The Westminster Commission on Autism seeks to be as open, transparent and accessible as possible. As such, we welcome your questions, comments and feedback. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. "Why a Commission on Autism?" A commission is a tried and tested model for influencing change. It is… Continue reading Why a Commission? & other FAQs
The Westminster Commission on Autism is a new group made up of parliamentarians, autistic individuals, parent advocates, health professionals, charities and service providers etc. The group was set up in recognition of the fact that there is always more to be done to make the world a more autism-friendly place. The commission will hold inquiries, write… Continue reading The Westminster Commission on Autism needs YOU!